2018 Château Thivin - Côte de Brouilly (91 pts)

2018 Château Thivin - Côte de Brouilly (91 pts)

5/20/2021, 6:30:32 AM
2018 Château Thivin - Côte de Brouilly (91 pts) @chateauthivin · ℹ️ This wine is 💯Gamay from the Beaujolais Cru of Côte de Brouilly. The Cru of Brouilly surrounds Côte de Brouilly. Côte is referring to Hill in the center. Côte de Brouilly has a different elevation, aspect, and soil type than Brouilly. This bottling is a special Cuvée for the US importer, @kermitlynchwine . It is a blend of seven different plots all planted the same blue volcanic soils. Each plot is harvested and vinified separately. The average vine age is 50 years old. Whole cluster fermentation lasts for 6-12 days and then aged in oak foudres for six months· 👁 Medium- purple color· 👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of ripe black raspberry, boysenberry, black cherry, floral, violets, peony, white pepper, anise, and wet rock· 👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium- powdery tannins, medium alcohol, and medium+ body. The palate shows a good amount of texture. A medium+ length finish of black cherry, peonies, and wet rock· 🔔 The Côte de Brouilly is a bit darker and more concentrated than the Brouilly Reverdon bottling. Crunchy red fruit versus crunchy black fruit. Both bottles are fantastic, but this bottle offers a floral and peppery spice that simply just speaks to me a bit more. More importantly, this wine will continue to improve with a bit more age (3-5 years). These wines are hard to beat at these prices· 💰 ~$29 #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #beaujolais #gamay #chateauthivin #cotedebrouilly #brouilly

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